Aqueous Biogeochemistry Laboratory

The Aqueous Biogeochemistry Laboratory is housed in Haenicke Hall, a modern facility built in 1997 integrating geoscience, biology and chemistry research laboratories  to promote active cross-disciplinary research and collaboration. The lab is supervised by Dr. Carla Koretsky, professor of aqueous geochemistry and biochemistry in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University.

Research chamber covered with plastic

Coy Anaerobic Chamber

Major instrumentation managed in this lab include:

  • Balances
  • Barnsted Water Purification System
  • Centrifuges
  • Coy Anaerobic Chamber
  • Digital titrator
  • Drying oven
  • Flow-through reactors with syringe pumps
  • Freezers and T-controlled refrigerator
  • Helios Gamma UV/Vis Spectrophotomer
  • iMac computers
  • LabConco Benchtop Freeze Dryer
  • OI Analytical TOC Analyzer with Autosampler and PC computer control
  • Perkin Elmer Optima 2100DV Inductively-Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer
  • pH, conductivity and ion selective electrodes and meters
  • Pore water diffusion equilibrators (peepers)
  • Pore water squeezer
  • QuantaChrome Nova 2200 Particle Surface Area Analyzer
  • Shakers/rotators
  • Specialized coring devices (e.g., wedge and reactor type)